Soundless Mound: Demo Version [Update 10.1]

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Re: Soundless Mound: Demo Version [Update 10.1]

Postby Massaraksh » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:56 am

Congratulations for winning Joel's second mapping contest.
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Re: Soundless Mound: Demo Version [Update 10.1]

Postby Remaker » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:23 am

Played this, and I must say, it is absolutely beautiful and inspiring and I wish more stuff was like this. (Might as well make a horror mod myself!)

My personal thoughts are that the difficulty seems slightly forgiving, even when on death wish.

I did face more than one enemy at times, but I think if those group encounters were more common, everything would be a little bit balanced. At least, in my case...

Nonetheless, I enjoyed it. The textures, shaders, atmosphere, it all goes together like peas in a pod. And some..."odd" stuff that happens, too.

Things it made me dread:
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Re: Soundless Mound: Demo Version [Update 10.1]

Postby MasterBeavis » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:42 pm

Just tried this and I love it. I hope theres more in the future
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Re: Soundless Mound: Demo Version [Update 10.1]

Postby Captain J » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:57 am

This TC definitely chills my spine down. The Environment, Sound Effects, Darkness, and Living Nightmares around me almost made me panicked, but escaped from that Cursed building nonetheless. It was very haunting experience. Although i never played Silent Hill series, but this TC certainly shows the whole point of horror plus puzzle adventure genre. And i wonder how low-resolution view and the loading screen work? i'm pretty sure all the rooms are connected in one map. It's one of the wonder of this TC. I basically enjoyed the game and got nothing to complain... But i've got some suggestions to tell;

- Crowbar weapon sprite looks certainly big and almost takes the whole screen.

- And Speaking of Crowbar, i have no idea why it causes ENORMOUS Smoke effect. And i hope i can use it to open some jammed shut doors or something.

- Pistol weapon sprite is exactly Vanilla doom one. I hope there would be more original sprites and replacements.

- I think this TC gives too much of Healing Items like Drinks. I think this might make the Hardest Difficulty more manageable.


Oh, also i missed only one room and got B Rank. But i feel satisfied! Excellent job with pushing GZDoom to its limit. Looking forward to your next work!
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Re: Soundless Mound: Demo Version

Postby portable fridge » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:55 pm

Marisa Kirisame wrote:
ZikShadow wrote:- No difficulty settings, a premonition of difficulty changes that change more than the monster counts or just didn't want to bother with the settings?

Lack of time.
ZikShadow wrote:- The inventory only has a single slot to see, might be tricky to cycle to the thing you want to use in the event that later versions increase the stuff that you can use.

I didn't put a lot of effort into the HUD, so there's that. I'll definitely have this fixed up in the full TC (complete with pausing the action when it's being scrolled through).
ZikShadow wrote:- I wonder if it's possible to have the red saves use manual slots instead of autosaves.

Sadly it's not possible.
ZikShadow wrote:- The pistol's rather underwhelming feel, like its not an actual firearm and more peashooter. The Goldeneye reload also feels off. I know that the sounds are ripped straight from SH + it's replaceable from my end, and that the pistol sprite itself didn't really have reloading sets, so it's not really a biggie.

I'd definitely have gone with better sprites for the pistol but that's all I could work with at the time.
ZikShadow wrote:- The melee weapons range confusion. I can adapt to it, but I still occasionally misjudge my aim from time to time when using the charge mechanic. The sprites themselves also often fools you, with the knife going more for the side slash than a forward thrust and the crowbar still looking too close even though the range is double the knife.

These are also due to the sprites I decided to use, they're definitely not fitting for what I wanted.
ZikShadow wrote:- Having the melee weapons move you when attacking plus the crowbar's not so crosshair dependent charge attack (I swore I aimed at a monster on my crosshair only to somehow miss them and have my back exposed for attack) adds some unwieldy feel to them. I'm guessing it's done to replicate SH's melee weapons oddities, but still.

The crowbar is awkward to use for balance reasons, as its damage output is absurd when charged.
ZikShadow wrote:- The door transitions feels a bit too slow. Again, a SH thing, so nothing to really worry about. Though it would be nice to have a skip button option for rooms you've already visited.

Had I had some extra time to polish this I would have added options to toggle many things, including the low res effect, fake door loading times, and others.

will you be fixing this issues in full release?
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Re: Soundless Mound: Demo Version [Update 10.1]

Postby Marisa Kirisame » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:59 am

The full TC will be a completely different product entirely.
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